Road reopens fortnight early between Kirkintilloch and Milngavie

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MOTORISTS plagued by summer roadworks were given some rare good news last week - when a road reopened two weeks ahead of schedule.

The A807 Torrance Road was closed on Monday, July 9, to allow £250,000-worth of improvements to be carried out.

It was expected to take five weeks, but the ‘road closed’ signs were taken away last Tuesday - just three weeks after diversions were put in place.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of the council’s development and infrastructure committee, said: “Although the closure was timed to coincide with the school holidays to minimise inconvenience, it was inevitable that there would be delays on this busy stretch of road.

“The closure was essential to allow the reconstruction to be done and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work quickly and efficiently to complete it a full two weeks early.

“I’d like to thank local people for bearing with us and I am sure that they will be aware of the improvements that have been made as they use the road.”

Bishopbriggs North and Torrance councillor Anne McNair said: “East Dunbartonshire Council should be congratulated for completing this work ahead of schedule and enabling the early reopening of the road.

“People in Torrance will be really glad to see the work completed and normal bus services resumed.”

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